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Discover the world of Communications at Molloy College and become part of one of the most contemporary, exciting, and challenging fields. Our stimulating, multi-faceted program includes valuable hands-on experience and academic training. We will guide you through the dynamic interplay of communication theory and practice and, then, we’ll show you how to effectively translate the skills you learn into professional employment or graduate study.

Our goal for each student is to prepare him or her to enter the vibrant communication workplaces of the twenty-first century and to make positive contributions. We give our Communications students a solid foundation of skills, knowledge, and practical experience. We prepare our graduates to face the challenges of an ethically complex world by offering theoretical and critical courses. Students also do an exciting internship at prominent media and public relations companies.

The Communications Department offers majors in Communications (either a Media or Professional Communications concentration) and Communications/Childhood Education. These programs will develop and enhance your speaking, listening, writing, and critical thinking skills. The Department also offers minors in Media, Professional Communications, and Journalism (print, broadcast, online).

Your degree from Molloy College will qualify you to embark on a career in film and television production, in public relations, advertising, or events planning, in management or administration of any industry, or in teaching. These are only a few of the infinite possibilities waiting for you upon graduation. With a Communications degree from Molloy College your options are endless.

Communications Majors

COMMUNICATIONS: CONCENTRATION IN MEDIA (B.A.)

Designed for those who wish to pursue careers in television and film production, broadcast journalism or those who plan on graduate studies in film and television studies, cultural studies, media production or media management.

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COMMUNICATIONS: CONCENTRATION IN PROFESSIONAL (B.A.)

Ideal for those interested in graduate study or careers in public relations, human resources, conflict resolution, management or administration in any industry or field, and for the development of effective communication skills in any organizational or professional setting.

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EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN COMMUNICATIONS (B.S.)

Designed to prepare students for a successful career in teaching. The discipline of communications is changing rapidly as a result of emerging technology. More generally, media have created cultural changes which drastically alter the way students in these age-groups learn and the skills expected of them.

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Communications Minors

MEDIA MINOR

Required Courses:

COM 256 – Field Production (3 credits)

COM 355 – History of Media (3 credits)

COM 356 – Film Art (3 credits)

Plus 3 other COM courses (9 credits), 200 level or higher, selected in consultation with advisor.

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MINOR

Required Courses:

COM 254 – Public Relations (3 credits)

COM 259 – Introduction to Advertising (3 credits)

COM 315 – Organizational Communication (3 credits)

Plus 3 other COM courses (9 credits), 200 level or higher, selected in consultation with advisor.

JOURNALISM MINOR

Required Courses:

COM 233 – Introduction to News Writing (3 credits)

COM 234 – Journalism Practicum (3 credits)

COM 301 – Feature Writing (3 credits)

Journalism Internship (3 credits)

Elective Journalism Credits (6 credits)

Molloy College Communications Department Faculty and Staff

Facilities

Located in the basement of Wilbur Arts (W017), the Molloy College television studio comprises of high definition equipment including Panasonic HPX 370 cameras, tripods, ETC lighting grid/board and plenty of space for students to build sets for their productions.  In the adjacent room next door (W016), houses the control room.  In the control room, students will find additional high definition equipment to produce their television program.  This equipment includes Yamaha LS9 audio board, For.A production switcher, AjA Ki Pro for digital recording, Chyron character generator, and Samsung Smart TV for multi-screen viewing.

Media Lab

Located in the basement of Wilbur Arts (W004) around the corner from the television studio, the Communications Department’s media lab hosts 24 iMac computers for post production. Students utilize the lab to edit the film and television productions using software such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro.  Additional software includes the entire Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, After Effects, Encoder, etc.), Final Draft, and Microsoft Office, among others.

 

Media Lab and TV Studio Schedule-UPDATE

 

If a department wishes to use the lab for an event, please fill out a Room Request form and submit to Nicole Stevens.